Château de Villandry is one of the most beautiful chateaux in France. Known as the last castle to be built during the Renaissance period in Loire Valley, Napoleon Bonaparte acquired this chateau for his brother, Jerome Bonaparte during the early 19th century.
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Château de Villandry – A Beautiful Castle In Loire Valley
This family-owned chateau is also famous for its grand interior with Renaissance fair and one will feel what it’s like to live during this period. The rooms are the highlights of this beautiful chateau.
Aside from the opulent interior, Chateau de Villandry is also quite famous for its beautiful gardens. Its lush gardens feature green space features labyrinths, fruit-bearing trees, vegetable patches, grapevines, and grass courts. There’s also a number of flower gardens to get lost into.
The gardens of Chateau de Villandry also earn the nickname of the garden of the gardens as it’s truly remarkable and it’s one of the best gardens to visit in France.
For a better view of the garden, I’d recommend going straight to the second floor and stand by the viewing point.
From here, you’ll get the best view of the entire complex. No need to visit in a certain season as the administrator made a good call of planting different varieties of plants and flowers that bloom in different seasons.
This means you can go at any time of the year and still enjoy their beautiful garden.
And if you can buy the ticket online, please do so to avoid the line for the ticket. You’ll thank yourself when you get there.
Tourist Information for Chateau de Villandry
Gardens only – €7.50 (€5 for children 8 to 18 and students).
Chateau and gardens – the admission price is €12 (€7 for children 8 to 18 and students).
The chateau is open between 9 AM to 5 PM. Although during summer, it lasts until 7 PM.
Phone: +33 2 47 50 02 09
Address: 3 Rue Principale, 37510 Villandry, France
Hi, I’m Christine – a full-time traveler and career woman. Although I’m from the Philippines, my location independent career took me to over 40 countries for the past 8 years. I also lived in 3 continents – from the Caribbean, South East Asia to Africa. France remains special to me, however. From architecture, history, and arts – France is truly an amazing place.